The deserter on the labor front is breaking the back of the Red Army! The deserter on the labor front is a traitor to workers and peasants! Don’t hide, don’t spare the deserter!

Poster Number: PP 782
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes:

[On the left side on top of the poster]
R.S.F.S.R.
[On the right side on top of the poster]
Workers of all countries, unite!

Media Size: 15.5x12
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1920
Technical Information on Poster: No. 94
Catalog Notes: PP 782 Civil War b
Artist: Abramov, P. — Абрамов, П.
Printer: Printer not indicated —
Publisher: Litizdat (Literary and Publishing Department of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic) — Литиздат

Litizdat (Literaturno-izdatel'skii otdel politicheskogo upravleniia RVSR) was established in June 1919 by order of the Department of the Political Directorate (PUR) of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic (RVSR). A formal decree approved its existence in October that year. Due to the hierarchy of Litizdat's formation, its title is often abbreviated as Litizdat PUR RVSR on publications it issued. As the main publishing arm for the Red Army and the Red Navy, Litizdat distributed a total of 7.5 million posters and postcards between 1919 and 1922. After the Russian Civil War, Litizdat PUR was dissolved and its functions were divided into a succession of state publishing entities. In 1921, the key functions of Litizdat were assigned to the Department of Military Literature (Litrevsor) and by 1924, Litrevsor gave-way to the State Military Publishing House (Gosudarstvennoe voennoe izdatel'stvo), Voenizdat-Voengiz.

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